KatieB Posted December 19, 2008 Share Posted December 19, 2008 Was flipping thru the channels last night and accidentally stumbled across a bit on lung cancer on the gossip tv show EXTRA. They had an "expert" answering questions for viewers about lung cancer. He spoke about how lung cancer was almost always related to smoking. Then he said enthusiastically, "if found early, 90% of lung cancer is CURABLE." (insert cheesy lipsticked-grin) I don't know about anyone else, but if I were the average joe I would think 1) I don't smoke and I'm not around smokers so I'm not at risk at all and 2) if I get it, they'll catch it early and I'll be cured no problem! I wasn't impressed at the piece at all and want to encourage everyone to submit their comments to that show that what they aired really downplayed the lung cancer epidemic, downplayed the at-risk groups and the fact that those with lung cancer have little funding, little treatment options and that it's very rare to find this cancer at an early stage and that a staggering number of people are dying from it. http://extratv.warnerbros.com/2008/12/l ... bout_l.php Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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